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Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club News Report January 31st 2020

Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club News Report January 31st 2020

Weekend pennant round 12 saw Memorial producing a trifecta of wins, with all three divisions producing good strong wins across the board. Games were played in very pleasant conditions, the day producing the best for the long weekend break.

In Division 1 Portland RSL Memorial, playing on their home turf had a very strong win against Balmoral with the final score card showing the win as 103 to 45. Des Pitts and his team of bowlers won 30 to 20; Graeme Solly and team also had 30 shots up against the oppositions 13; whilst Ken Evans led his team of players to the strongest win of the day 43 to 12. Well done to all.

Division 2 were also playing at home and were hosting Grangeburn. This division also had a strong win of 84 to 48. All rinks were winners: Gerry Watt led his team to a strong win of 31 to 16; John Wallis and his cohort also had a comfortable win 26 to 14; meanwhile Steve Turner and team won 27 to 18. Great effort all players!

Division 3 completed the trilogy of wins playing at Hamilton, against Hamilton Green, winning 85 to 68. Paul Wetherrill and his charges had the biggest rink win, taking the points with a score card of 36 to 19; Trevor Wynniat and team were involved in a close one going down by a mere 1 shot; whilst David Garnier and players, were involved in a win by one, finalising the game 27 to 26. Another win on the board for this division who are improving their performance as the competition rolls along.

This week’s pennant selection for Round 13 has been carded as printed below. All games will be of interest as each division, along with being in the top four, is playing against competitors in the top four with only 1 or 2 placings separating them.

Division 1 are playing away to Portland, first against third. The teams for the division have been named as follows: Des Pitts (S), Greg Hoggan, Huon Beauglehole, and Shane Martin; Graeme Solly (S), Tom Englezos, Kim Overall, and Ian Grayson; Ken Evans (S), Ken Woolley, Jim Scott and John Buchanan.

Division 2 is heading to Macarthur. This will be an interesting game as we are third and Macarthur hold second spot. The teams at the time of print are: Gerry Watt (S), Paul Bentham, Ian Benbow and Simon Hein; John Wallis (S), Ron Robinson, Lockie Aitchison and John Linley; Chris Fleming (S), Jim Bryden, Leonie Buchanan and Peter Fasoli.

Division 3 welcome Coleraine to the coast. This will also be a match up to watch as we are currently in fourth position on the ladder, whilst Coleraine are third. Team selections for this division are listed as printed: David Garnier (S), Bert Roos, Terry Barclay and Ian Merrett; Paul Wetherill (S), John Holien, Uppie Angelino and Cliff Woolcock; Trevor Wynniat (S), Martin McKeever, Mike Rentoul, and Dean Beckman.

Wishing all the teams good bowling on the day.

Congratulations to Leonie Buchanan from our club and Heather Burgess from Portland Bowling Club on their bowling performance in the Warrnambool Australia Day Pairs coming in at 4th position against some tough competitors.

All the best to Des Pitts, Greg Hoggan, Chris Elford and Ian Grayson this Sunday in the State Men’s Fours  which will be held at our club venue. Come along and support them. Also on that day there will be the State Women’s Fours and singles, ensuring plenty of good bowling to view.

We would also like to wish Kim Overall and John Wallis all the best in their semi-final quests to win through to the final of Champion of Champions in the respective Men’s and Ladies singles. This semi-final will be held this Sunday 2nd February also, but at Dunkeld.

Also coming up at this level of competition is Tom Englezos and Kim Overall competing at Camperdown in the State Mixed Pairs event on the 9th February. We wish them all the best as the date draws nearer.

The club has other teams and singles events coming up at State level and we shall keep you posted on dates and venues as they draw closer.

Up and coming events:

  • A final reminder that the club is holding an education session in conjunction with Ambulance Victoria on emergency procedures, CPR and how to use our Defib machine. This is being provided to all interested people involved in the club at no cost. It will be held at the Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club on MONDAY February 3rd at 10:00am. Please contact Robyn McCabe on 04334457290 to express your interest in attending the session.
  • Remember Twilight Bowls every Monday between 6:00-7:30pm. Names in by 5:30pm. Bowls are supplied if needed. Coaching is also on offer from 5:00 to 6:00pm. ALL WELCOME.
  • Our weekly mixed social bowls still continue to be held on both Wednesday and Saturdays. Names in by 12:15pm ready for a 1:00pm start. Congratulations to Uppie Angelino and Ron Herbertson who were the winners of Wednesday 22nd January social bowls, which ran despite the wet weather and to Ron Herbertson (once again) and Brian Spalding on being the social bowl’s winners on Saturday 25th January.
  • Men’s 21 Up – Please note change of date for this club event. This will now be held on Sunday March 8th with a follow up day to be determined if needed. 9:15 roll up in readiness for a 9:30 start.
  • The Men’s Handicap Fours Day has also had a change of date. Day 1 will now be held on Sunday 1st March. A follow up day will be determined if needed.
  • To all entered teams for the Laser Electrical Corporate Cup, a reminder that this is coming up on Tuesday February 4th. Be there and ready for a 6:15pm start. Looking forward to 4 weeks of bowling with many different groups and businesses from our community taking part, ensuring many laughs along the way.
  • Wednesday 12th February is the Monthly Invitation Fours
  • On Wednesday February 19th we are holding our rescheduled 51st Annual Charity Diggers Day, supporting the Portland RSL Sub-branch. Names to be in by 12:15 for a game of drawn open bowls which starts at 1:00pm.
  • Wednesday 26th February – Andrew Jack Memorial Mixed Invitation Fours. 9:30 start. Entries close Monday 24th February.

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